Action-packed conference shows why BSB is a winner

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the British Society of Baking's autumn conference last week. The RedBlack Software/Cybake connection to this venerable institution came after our managing director Jane Tyler was invited to join the BSB's executive committee in January, 2015. She was the first person from the I.T. industry to be invited to … [Read more...]

Nutrition labelling – will you beat the FIR phase 2 deadline?

Compliance. Don’t you just love it? Thought so. In which case, you’ll know that phase two of the Food Information Regulations comes into effect on December 13. Cue piles of paperwork, loads of cross-referencing and many extra hours of hard grind, especially for owner-operators and QA/technical managers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you … [Read more...]

Three more family firms choose Cybake

Three more notable family firms are installing Cybake solutions: Maclean's Highland Bakery, Fullers Bakery and Julia's Cakes. Maclean's Highland Bakery is a fourth generation business that sells its famous shortbread, oatcakes and biscuits around the world. Originally from the Western Isles, the company is headquartered in Forres, centrally … [Read more...]

How to get a grip of your purchase orders

Cybake's Robert McIlroy explains how bakeries can save an extra 4% on ingredient purchases. Have you got a proper grip of your purchasing? Are you sure that you are paying the best price for all your ingredients? Do you really have complete control over your purchase orders? If the answer to the above is anywhere between “not really” and “not … [Read more...]

Find out why our sales-based waste-reduction app has hit the headlines

Our predictive sales-based ordering solution Cybake Instore has made the news as M&S rolls it out to all 534 UK in-store bakeries. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by guiding staff to make the best combination of products at the right times of the day. As well as M&S, we are currently implementing Instore at some of the … [Read more...]

Jane Tyler’s blog – CBA conference report

It was great to meet old friends and new at last month’s CBA conference in Manchester. New friends included Beth Fahey, president of the Retail Bakers of America and John Unrein, executive editor of the U.S. trade magazines Bake and InStore. Both offered excellent insights into the North American bakery market in a great presentation to … [Read more...]

Weigh and Win at the CBA conference

Manchester is the place to be this Friday and Saturday (June 24, 25) as the Craft Bakers Association touches down for its annual conference at the city’s Hilton hotel. The Cybake team will be there in full effect with our new-look exhibition stand, so whether you use our software or not, please do come and say hello. We always like to chat about … [Read more...]

M&S rolls out Cybake Instore from RedBlack Software to over 500 in-store bakeries

JUNE 17, 2016, YORK, UK – M&S is rolling out RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore sales-based predictive ordering solution to all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by telling in-store bakery staff the best combination of products to bake at the right times of the day. The move follows … [Read more...]

ABST Conference indicates a bright future for the bakery industry

Last weekend saw the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) hold their annual conference and AGM. RedBlack Software was incredibly proud to sponsor this wonderful event for the second year running, with yours truly available all weekend to answer students’ questions about the UK’s favourite bakery management software. Tech-savvy … [Read more...]